Initially famous as a principal dancer with The Royal Ballet in London, England, she went on to become both the artistic director of and a lead dancer with the English National Ballet.
Beginning in her late childhood years, she trained at the Madrid Royal Conservatory of Dance. She went on to make her professional debut with the Ballet de la Comunidad de Madrid and later earned degrees in theatre and dance from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid.
With the Scottish National Ballet, she danced the lead roles in La Sylphide, The Nutcracker, and Swan Lake.
Born to Spanish parents, she spent the first four months of her life in Canada and the remainder of her childhood in Madrid, Spain.
English National Ballet director Derek Deane choreographed new versions of The Nutcracker and Romeo & Juliet, giving Rojo the principal roles in each.